cornwall in colours: red


I had a bit of a thing about post boxes a few years ago when I realised how many different types there are, not just around the world, but also in the UK. This one is a local box and featured before, but the other day when I passed by I was struck with the juxtaposition of the man-made object (George V post box) and the natural environment, especially those nasturtiums.

If you want to find out more about post boxes then please visit my Travel blog where I have a number of posts about them.

(Royal Mail is proud to be collecting and delivering coronavirus tests around the country, supporting the national testing programme. If you have received a testing kit for Covid-19, please follow the instructions on the kit. You may be asked to post your sample in one of our 30,000 specially selected Royal Mail priority postboxes. )


  1. margaret21 says:

    I’m going to forward this post to a friend of mine who’s something of a post box junkie. I didn’t know about those priority boxes. I’ll look out for one, just in case …

    1. Heyjude says:

      Let’s hope we won’t need to use one!

  2. bushboy says:

    I am using a red post box as my generic photo challenge posts for 2020 πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      I had noticed 😁

  3. restlessjo says:

    Well, that is a surprise! Some semblance of efficiency… well done, Royal Mail πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And a beautiful postbox too. Have a good week, Jude!

    1. Heyjude says:

      I hope not to have to use it for that purpose!

  4. Colline says:

    The flowers and the post box go really well together.

    1. Heyjude says:

      It’s what caught my eye as I went past, a happy coincidence. 😊

  5. I had no idea that the Royal Mail had priority postboxes at the moment. The nasturtiums set the box off nicely – or is it the other way round? πŸ™‚

    1. Heyjude says:

      I had seen the sign before, but no idea what it meant so I thought I ought to look it up.

      1. I’m going to have to check out our local post boxes.

  6. Sue says:

    A nice bit of bright for a Monday, Jude!

  7. I have a file of post box pictures started a couple of years ago when I was looking for those the Suffragettes might have used. I was surprised how many Victorian and Edwardian examples survive. Also found three rare Edward VIII boxes, and we currently have a black one for Black History Month. My pictures all seem to have parked cars or litter bins in the background so none are as pretty as yours!

  8. Nice match up there! I didn’t know UK was offering DIY tests, what a great idea for people who don’t want to or can’t go out.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes. I’m not sure who can get them.

  9. Meg says:

    I love these photos – they are so cheery!

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